Per riavere il trono che gli è stato usurpato, Giasone raccoglie una sfida a tutta prima impossibile: raggiungere la Colchide per recuperare il Vello d’Oro.
A far vela con lui a bordo della nave Argo sono i grandi eroi dell’antica Grecia, tra i quali Ercole, Orfeo, i gemelli Castore e Polluce, l’indovino Linceo e la vergine Atalanta. Protetti dalla Dea Bianca, ma costantemente in lotta contro una natura avversa, mostri, dei ostili e le ancora più insidiose trappole di seducenti eroine, gli Argonauti affrontano un’impresa che rischia a ogni passo di tramutarsi in tragedia.
Una spedizione leggendaria che Robert Graves ha il pregio di narrare come un’avventura estrema, appassionante e audace, nella quale i protagonisti emergono nella loro più autentica umanità, calati in un immaginario che prende vita tra le pagine e che, oggi più che mai, si rivela incredibilmente attuale.
- ISBN: 8830441643
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 540
Description: THE GOLDEN FLEECE - a cloak tossed to earth by a drunken Zeus, a sheepskin book of alchemic secrets or the gilded epidermis of a young human sacrifice named Mr. Ram — nobody knows. But Graves is quite sure that, whatever the Golden Fleece was, the voyage of Jason & his Argonauts really Leggi tutto
The story of Jason and his Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece is well known, but I have never read a version quite as good and with such rich detail as this one by Robert Graves. Graves puts Jason in his historical and geographical context, describing the voyage of the Argonauts as they
Another great classic by Graves, on the mythology of the Argos and the Argonauts, also reads very well like a travelogue.
Αριστουργηματικό. Μην σας τρομάζει ο όγκος του, είναι πολύ καλογραμμένο και διαβάζεται εύκολα. Φανταστική και η δουλειά του μεταφραστή. Κρίμα που ο εν λόγω εκδοτικός δεν υπάρχει πια, είχε βγάλει εξαιρετικούς τίτλους. Leggi tutto
I never thought I would give up on a book by Robert Graves, but this one I did. It is very long because it is quite unbelievably detailed. I assume Graves did this as a way of reproducing how the story might have been told orally, but also I think in order to cram in his interpretations of just abou Leggi tutto
Read this book for the first time when I was sixteen, revisited it some time ago. An Epic read I think has never been well crafted as this. The story is sublime, the setting quite eery. Jason is tough, his Argonauts are dauntless, the language is clean. Really enjoyed it.
"But remember, no lies! The dead may speak the truth only, even when it discredits themselves." So ends the "Invocation" that begins Robert Graves' The Golden Fleece (1944), Graves having asked the ghost of Little Ancaeus, the last survivor of the Argonauts, to "unfold the whole story" of their ques Leggi tutto
Want to feel like you are Jason (or one of the Argonauts) and not just reading a summary? Sea voyages aren't always comfortable--and neither is this novel--but if you want to sail around the Greek world without skipping events, this is top shelf. Complete and very human, in ways both good and the b
I can't do it. I have to give up. I didn't realize how much fantasy would be in this book. I thought it was historical fiction, but there are centaurs and gods who interact with people and I'm just not interested in that. Even though this may be how the actual story of Jason and the Argonauts goes,
Recommend. A less whimsical and more down to earth version of this tale. Graves really respected geography and included an extreme amount of reference points to take you on the journey, along side the Argonauts. Places, cities, capes; much still in existence today, derived their names from this piec Leggi tutto
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